Newsletter for June 29 to July 5, 2018 Newsletter for June 29 to July 5, 2018


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Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

The Embassy of Kingdom of Morocco in Washington, DC is the Kingdom of Morocco's diplomatic mission to the United States. The US-Morocco relationship dates back to 1777, when Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States. Morocco formally recognized the United States with a friendship treaty in 1786. The embasssy is located at 1601 21st Street, NW, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The embassy participated in Passport DC 2018, opening its doors to the public during Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET) in May. During the AWET, the embassy shared live music, traditional Moroccan tea, and had a photo screening.


Marking the Infinite and The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir

The Embassy of Australia and the Phillips Collection present the art exhibit Marking the Infinite, a showcase of nine Indigenous Australian female artists. The embassy is also pleased to welcome the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, who will celebrate the exhibit by performing at the museum this Saturday, June 30, at 11 am. In addition to the choir's performance, there will be a screening of The Song Keepers, a documentary film that follows the choir on their first international tour in 2015. The film's director and producer Naina Sen will facilitate a Q&A session following the screening.

Independence Day Celebration

On Wednesday, July 4, join the annual Independence Day celebration at the National Archives, home of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Hear the list of grievances against King George III, and declare independence on the steps of the Archives while enjoying a full day of family-friendly activities. The Brass Connection will perform at 9 am, followed by the Declaration of Independence reading ceremony at 10 am. Activities continue through 4 pm, and the exhibits are open through 7 pm.

Heavy Metal

Enjoy the exhibit Heavy Metal, the fifth installment at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Women to Watch 2018 exhibition series, which showcases contemporary artists working in metal. The artists in Heavy Metal investigate the properties and possibilities of metalwork through a variety of objects, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Works range from large-scale installations to small objects for personal adornment. This exhibition is on display through September 16, and demonstrates that women artists carry a legacy in metalworking.

The Sweat of Their Face

See the exhibit The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett and Lewis Hine depict laborers throughout the changing landscape of America. From child and slave laborers to miners and steel workers, the media highlights a connection between the artists and their subjects. This exhibition continues through September 3.


Friday, June 29
Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
U.S. Botanic Garden

Theater - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Concert - Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Exhibit - Digger Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On
Embassy of Australia

Concert - Thomas Strønen: Time is a Blind Guide
Dupont Underground  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Tour - Women of the Civil War, Alexandria
National Women's History Museum  

Saturday, June 30

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Making Room: Housing for a Changing America 
National Building Museum

Event - Yoga by the Reflecting Pool
Kreeger Museum

Event - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Tour - Ghosts of Georgetown
DC by Foot

Sunday, July 1

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Pair-ings
Touchstone Gallery 

Exhibit - Portait Story Days: Babe Ruth
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Curtis Woody: A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia
Dumbarton House

Exhibit - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today! 
College Park Aviation Museum

Monday, July 2

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Exhibit - Playball 
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the U.S.
Goethe-Institut Washington, DC

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Form & Function: The Genius of the Book
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tuesday, July 3

Event - Homegrown: Ara & Onnik Dinkjian & Friends
Library of Congress

Event - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - Against the Day
Kreeger Museum 

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Renwick Gallery 

Exhibit - Hung Liu in Print
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Wednesday, July 4 

Tour - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Fun House: Opening Day
National Building Museum

Thursday, July 5

Exhibit - A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture
Art Museum of the Americas (OAS) 

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street

Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Exhibit - Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China
George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young Jr.
Octagon Museum

Event - Gallery Talk: Ikats Past and Present


Newsletter for June 29 to July 5, 2018. Find more events on our calendar, which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2018 edition will run from Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, September 23 and will include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to be part of WalkingTown DC? Do you want to give a free, special tour of some segment of Washington, DC? If you provide your time and talent, we will provide promotion, participant registration, and post-tour evaluations. Use the
WalkingTown DC 2018 Tour Guide Application Form to submit your tour. All forms are due Thursday, June 28.


July 6

Opening Reception: City, Unfamiliar Landscape
Korean Cultural Center

July 10

Indigo Girls
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

July 10

Tuesday Talk: Preserving Life by Preserving Food
DAR Museum

July 14

July Opening Reception
Touchstone Gallery



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